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[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, alteration (perhaps influenced by Latin oleum, oil, in *oleum libani, oil of frankincense, referring to chrism made with frankincense), from Greek libanos, of Semitic origin and probably specifically from Old South Arabian *libān; akin to Arabic lubān, Tigré ləbān, and Harari (Semitic language of the city of Harar, Ethiopia) libānāt; see lbn in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for frankincense
[C14: from Medieval Latin, from Greek libanos]
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Noun1.olibanum - an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African treesolibanum - an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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Among all respondents, the most commonly used herbal medicines were black seed (Nigella sativa) (20%), anise (Pimpinella anisum) (13%), olibanum (Boswellia sacra) (12%), ginger (Zingiber officinale) (11%), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) (10%), guava (Psidium guajava) leaf (10%), olive (Olea europaea) oil (9%), thyme (Thymus vulgaris) (6%), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) (5%), peppermint (Menthapiperita) (5%), clove (Syzygium aromaticum) (5%), turmeric (Curcuma longa) (4%), costus (Saussurea lappa) (4%), sidr (Ziziphus spina-christi) (3%), myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) (3%), Ivy (Hedera helix) (3%), sesame (Sesamum indicum) oil (3%).
Qatar (23) Tabatabaee M, Ammi, saatar, sweet basil, peppermint, 2011; Kazeroon, ginger, cinnamon, chamomile, licorice, Ira (24) borage, olibanum. Al-Ramahi R et Anise (P anisum), chamomile (M.
Frankincense (olibanum) is a gum resin that produced from Boswellia carteri tree.
Refreshing top notes of bergamot, grapefruit and mandarin sit atop a base of sandalwood, warming olibanum and fragrant neroli.
Al-Jadidi explained that the tools used to renovate Adam Castle are traditional tools including date-palm trunks, Olibanum Wood and Oman clay, all under the supervision of specialised Omani technical craftsmen.
The stirring spice of saffron and coriander opens the scent, infiltrating the senses with the gripping incense of myrrh and olibanum. Reverberating with the tobacco-like pull of roasted barley, the heart of Vanille Fatale is a perfect storm of roasted coffee absolute, narcissus and frangipani that seduces with grounded floralcy.
Frankincense, also known as "olibanum" is an aromatic resin that can be used to treat depression and anxiety due to its calming effect.
Oleo-gum-resins from benzoin (Styrax benzoin) harvested in Singapore, olibanum (Boswellia papyrifera) originally from Ethiopia, and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) from Somalia were purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs (Eugene, Oregon, USA).
The gum resin of Boswellia serrata (BS), a traditional treatment of Ayurvedic medicine in India also identified as Indian frankincense, Salai Guggal, or Indian olibanum, has been used for centuries as a remedy for many health problems [1].
For instance, olibanum, a resin obtained from the Indian herb Boswellia serrata, is used to treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, asthma and inflammatory bowel disease (Kimmatkar et al.